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Principal Project Officer - Programme Delivery (Skills & Employment) x 4
(GLA) Grade 10 (£52,767)
Vacancy Description
Job reference number: HOPS0280
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Monday 28 May 2018 at 23.59 GMT
Interview date: Monday 11 & Wednesday 13 June 2018
Salary: £52,767 per annum
Grade: 10

Under the banner of ‘Skills for Londoners’ the skills agenda is at the heart of the Mayor of London’s vision for London, ensuring both Londoners and London’s businesses have the skills they need to succeed. The newly created role of Principal Project Officer – Programme Delivery within Skills & Employment will be central to preparation for devolution of the Adult Education Budget (AEB) to the Mayor.

The successful candidate will work on the development and implementation of the Adult Education Budget (AEB) business cycle from project contract to completion; including managing a portfolio of contracts alongside stakeholder and partner negotiations, contract management, audit, quality assurance and compliance processes to prepare for the devolution of skills funding and powers to London.   

Working as part of a wider Skills & Employment team, the post will provide expert guidance on skills delivery issues, specifically informing the development of the AEB commissioning strategy.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate significant knowledge and practical experience of project management and project control techniques relevant to outcome-related funding models, including financial analysis, project planning and appraisal, financing and risk management and evaluation.  A successful track record of monitoring delivery of complex and large-scale programmes, including delivery through multiple third parties and contract management, will also be important.

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London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as these roles is open to job share. 

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan, childcare voucher scheme and a career average pension scheme.

If you have a question about the role or the recruitment process, then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on glajobs@london.gov.uk quoting reference HOPS0280

Application closing date:
  Monday 28 May 2018 at 23.59 GMT
Interviews will take place at: City Hall on Monday 11 & Wednesday 13 June 2018